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Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books

Emblem books are a genre of illustrated books that was popular from the 16th to the 18th centuries in Europe. Emblem books contain illustrations that often visually represent or illustrate a moral fable or an allegory. The illustration is often paired with a phrase of text, like a motto or an epigram,that further explains the image. Many emblem books serve a didactic purpose and explain virtues, vices, religious principals etc. through words and image. Many significant artists, authors, and engr...



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[15], 100, [4], 101-212, [1] pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
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by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[68], 685 pages : 23 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblems
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by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
2 v. in 1. 22 cm
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
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5 pts. in 1 v. 24 x 18 cm
Topic: Emblems
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by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?-
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[22], 400 p. : 23 cm
Topic: Mythology, Classical
[30], 631, [33] pages : 34 cm
Topics: Bible. Epistles -- Meditations, Bible. Epistles, Emblems, Church year meditations, Religious...
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by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
[72], 1122, [72] p. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Signs and symbols, Cryptography, Emblems
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by Bosch, Jacob, 1634-1704, author
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[30], 72 [that is, 70], [10], 62, [2], 79, [1], 86 [that is, 84], 19, [65] pages, [171] leaves of plates : 32 cm (fol.)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, German, Emblems,...
[16], 400, [64] pages : 24 cm (4to)
Topics: Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585, Dragons -- Heraldry, Emblems, Symbolism in art
[60], 686 pages : 23 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblems
[32], 552 pages : 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems and Insignia, Emblems
2 volumes ([8], 683, [29]; [24], 826, [62] pages) : 16 cm (12mo)
Topics: Emblem books -- Early works to 1800, Church year meditations -- Early works to 1800, Church year...
[44], 614, 7, 6-56, [4] p., [1] leaf of plates (folded) : 23 cm. (4to.)
Topic: Mythology, Classical
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by Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629, author
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[24], 190, [4] pages : 12 cm
Topics: Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Early works to 1800, Spiritual life -- Catholic Church --...
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by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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3 volumes in 1 (602, 192 pages) : 22 cm
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Camerarius, Joachim, 1534-1598
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4 pts. : (4to)
[8], 60, 1232, [72] p., [100] p. of plates : 20 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Devotional literature, German, Emblem books, German, Theology -- Early works to 1800, Lutheran...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horozco y Covarrubias de Leyva, Juan de, 1544-1610, author
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101, [2], 103-210, [1], 211-311, [29] leaves : 20 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Spanish, Emblems, Emblems
[16], 398, [50] pages : 21 cm
Topics: Animal behavior -- Early works to 1800, Animals -- Early works to 1800, Conduct of life -- Early...
[24], 1-113, 118-523, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian,...
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by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?- author
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[40], 512, [8] pages : 20 cm
Topics: Mythology, Classical -- Early works to 1800, Gods, Greek -- Early works to 1800, Gods, Roman --...
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by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[48], 648 pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to...
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by Boissard, Jean Jacques, 1528-1602
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8 p. l., 265, [1] p. 22 cm
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by Ricci, Vincenzo, active 1626
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[56], 488 p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Virtues -- Early works to 1800, Virtues in...
[34] p., lvii p. of plates, [6], 231, [49] p. : 32 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Numismatics, Roman, Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C
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by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[48], 648 pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to...
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5 volumes : 36 cm (folio)
Topics: Classical antiquities -- Early works to 1800, Numismatics, Roman -- Early works to 1800,...
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[224] pages : 15 cm (8vo)
Topics: Dance of death -- Early works to 1800, Death -- Early works to 1800, Mortality -- Early works to...
[18], 476, [6] p. : 21 cm
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Topic: Mythology, Greek
5 p.l., xxxvii plates, [4], 326, [56], 96, [7] p. 37 cm
Topics: Numismatics, Greek, Numismatics -- Italy -- Sicily, Numismatics -- Italy, Numismatics -- Italy --...
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by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?-
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[32], 576; [4], lxiii p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topics: Indian mythology -- Mexico, Mythology, Classical, Mythology, Classical, in art, Mythology, Asian,...
[40], 460, [2] p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topic: Mythology, Classical -- Early works to 1800
[8], 177, [9] p. 22 cm
Topic: Emblems
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by Paradin, Claude, active 16th century
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340 p. 17 cm
Topics: Emblems, Heraldry
[24], 1-113, 118-523, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian,...
[20], 240, [4] pages : 17 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Borluut, Willem, approximately 1535-
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[144] p. 17 cm
Topics: Bible. Exodus -- Illustrations, Bible. Exodus -- History of Biblical events -- Poetry
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by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645
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1 p. l., [55], 734 p. 24 cm
Topic: Emblems
4 volumes in 1 ([8], 201, 204, 204, 201 pages) : 18 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Plants -- Folklore, Animals -- Folklore, Emblem books, German,...
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by Van Vianen, Jan, b. ca. 1660
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[4], 44, 44 leaves : 15 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Love in art -- Early works to 1800, Emblems, Love in art
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by Elger, Willem den, 1679-1703, author
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[16], 368 pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Love poetry, Love poetry -- History and criticism, Emblems, Emblems, Love poetry
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by Epiphanius, Saint, Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus, ca. 310-403; Ponce de León, Gonzalo
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[16], 122 p. 23 cm
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by Horapollo, author
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8 unnumbered pages, xxxvi, 446 pages, 3 leaves of plates (folded) : 22 cm
Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
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xvi, 239 p. 28 cm
Topic: Emblems
2 volumes : 19 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Latin -- Netherlands -- 17th century, Emblem books --...
4 v. in 1 : 22 cm. (4to)
Topic: Emblem books, Dutch
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76 unnumbered leaves : 15 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, English -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800, Seasons...
[16], 847, [1] pages : 18 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Signs and symbols -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Latin --...
246 p., 1 30 cm
Topics: Mythology, Classical, Astronomy, Ancient, Astronomy, Greek
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by Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino, author
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187, [1] leaves : 35 cm
Topics: Benedictines, Christian art and symbolism -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800,...
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by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648, author
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[20], 753, [3] pages : 23 cm
Topics: Political science -- Early works to 1800, Kings and rulers -- Duties -- Early works to 1800, Kings...
3 v. : 29 cm
Topics: Symbolism in art -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works...
8 p.l., 89 numb. l., [32] p. 20 cm
Topics: Emperors -- Rome, Holy Roman Empire -- Kings and rulers
2 v. 19 cm
Topic: Emblems
[8], 317 (i.e. 319), [59] ℓ. 13 cm
Topic: Mythology, Classical
471, [8] p. : 13 cm. (16mo)
Topics: Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, Emblem books, Latin, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
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by Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648, author
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[32], 631, [25] pages : 16 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems, Heart -- Religious aspects -- Early works to 1800, Christian life -- Early works to 1800,...
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by Menestrier, Claude-François, 1631-1705, author
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[8], 160, [6] pages, [10] leaves of plates : 17 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- France -- Early works to 1800, Heraldry -- France -- Early works to 1800, Emblems,...
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by Ferro, Giovanni, 1582-1630, author
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2 volumes ([30], 296 pages, [3] leaves of plates; [176], 728, [2] pages, [2] leaves of plates) : 33 cm
Topics: Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644, Devices (Heraldry) -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to...
1 v
182 p. 16 cm
Topic: Emblem books, Dutch
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by Giovio, Paolo, 1483-1552
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280, [14] p. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
317 p. 13 cm
Topic: Emblems
3 v. in 1. 22 cm
Topics: Heraldry -- Italy, Devices (Heraldry)
4 v. in 1. 21 cm
Topics: Emblems, Animals -- Folklore, Plants -- Folklore
392, [8] pages : 13 cm (16mo)
Topic: Emblems
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by Menestrier, Claude-François, 1631-1705, author
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[8], 160, [6] pages, [10] leaves of plates : 17 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- France -- Early works to 1800, Heraldry -- France -- Early works to 1800, Emblems,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647
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lxxx, 480 [32] p. 22 cm
Topics: Carafa family, Emblems
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by Ferro, Giovanni, 1582-1630, author
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2 volumes ([30], 296 pages, [3] leaves of plates; [176], 728, [2] pages, [2] leaves of plates) : 33 cm
Topics: Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644, Devices (Heraldry) -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to...
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by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, author
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LXXX, 1003, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblem books, Latin -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Latin,...
2 v. in 1. 22 cm
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
2 volumes ([8], 683, [29]; [24], 826, [62] pages) : 16 cm (12mo)
Topics: Emblem books -- Early works to 1800, Church year meditations -- Early works to 1800, Church year...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627?, author
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[16], 1129 [that is, 1127], [49] pages, XXXII leaves of plates : 19 cm (8vo)
Topics: Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Early works to 1800, Christian life -- Early...